All attendees sit in one of six seminars of their choice, with guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds and industries, where they get some valuable insight into what possibly lies ahead in their futures in science. Attendees are encouraged to ask any career-related questions. After the talks, there’s a drinks and networking session, complete with complementary drinks and canapés (which are pretty damn tasty!).
This week on Wednesday (8th May), the sport for the Interfaculty Sports program is Soccer , and once again, the Science Faculty needs the women of SciSoc to lead it to victory! If your soccer skills match those of Faye White or Kristine Lilly, then you’re just what we’re looking for! We’re up against Business first, at the Square (the playing field next to Manning Tennis Courts) at 11:30am. If you are interested in competing, visit our Facebook event and make yourself known!
Due to popular demand, PhySoc has been trying very hard to arrange another Transit of Venus. Despite our best efforts we were unable to convince Venus to visit again as there is about a century long waiting list. However, for your enjoyment we are arranging a viewing of a Solar Eclipse instead on Friday (May 10th) PhySoc will be setting up telescopes and other equipment outside the Quadrangle from approximately 7:40am to view the eclipse, which will go until around 10:14am.To keep everyone energised, as it is a Friday after all, we will likely be providing some form of breakfast for Access and Non-Access attendees. DISCLAIMER: Regardless of if you attend the event or not, please DO NOT view the sun with the naked eye (ever), as it has the potential to cause permanent damage. Solar Viewing glasses can be purchased from locations such as observatories or borrowed from our event.
This Friday (10th May), SciSoc and PhySoc are partnering up with the Outreach Department of the School of Physics to bring you a very special TEDxCERN talk at the Slade Lecture Theatre! This talk will cover most fields of science. There will will be refreshments provided and will be catered to the amount of people we have attending. The talk will begin promptly at 2pm so be sure to arrive earlier! This event is sponsored by The ARC Centre for Particle Physics. If you would like to attend, simply visit our Facebook event click attending, post on the event page and we'll be happy to accommodate you.
This week on Wednesday (1st May), the sport for the Interfaculty Sports program is Soccer , and once again, the Science Faculty needs YOU to lead it to victory! If your soccer skills match those of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or the Eleventh Doctor, then you’re just what we’re looking for! There’s a bit of a change from previous weeks: it’s only boys this week. Next week, the girls will get a chance to shine. This week, though, it’s only the boys! We’re up against Business first, at the Square (the playing field next to Manning Tennis Courts) at 11:30am. If you are interested in competing, visit our Facebook event and make yourself known!
And now, a message from our friends from the Physics Society (or PhySoc)! This Wednesday (1st May) at 1pm in Lecture Theatre 5 in the Physics Building, Ray Norris speaks to us about what is potentially the world’s first astronomers. Aboriginal people in Australia have a rich astronomical tradition such as the “emu in the sky” constellation of dark clouds, and stories about the Sun, Moon, and Orion, revealing a depth and complexity of Aboriginal cultures which are not widely appreciated by outsiders. This talk will explore the wonderful mystical Aboriginal astronomical stories and traditions and the treasury of ancient Aboriginal knowledge. As always, this is a free event, with great discussions. Also, there will be cake.
And now for that other thing we’re all here at uni for: our careers! The Science Faculty is hosting a conference-style evening for science students from all disciplines and degree stages on Thursday (2 May), 5:45-8pm in the New Law School Building.
The Annual Interfaculty Pub Crawl is happening next Thursday (9th May), starting at 5pm from the Engineering lawns. Faculty societies from all corners of the campus, including SUEUA, SUBS, SUNS, SUDA, MedSoc, EdSoc and of course, SciSoc, set aside their differences and celebrate the one thing they all have in common: drinking! Come to the night to represent SciSoc, dressed as your degree and with your ID, for a night of stories, banter and decreasing dignity, with a killer hangover guaranteed to last you an entire year. The night starts off with $1 beers (courtesy of SUEUA) and $2 cocktails (courtesy of Movers & Shakers).
SciSoc thanks everyone who made the effort to join us on a cold Thursday night out on the harbour for our annual cruise! We're truly humbled by the huge amount of attendees (313, in case you were wondering). We saw in some absolutely amazing costumes, most of which were rather... eclectic choices of future occupations. Congratulations to our three prizewinners for best costumes, respectively Linus as a Space Pirate, Liam as a Blue Power Ranger and Will as a Ghostbuster! We hope you had as much of a smashing night as we did, and we hope to see you at more of our events, including our fortnightly barbecues and Bucky Ball next semester! Photos will be uploaded soon on our official Facebook page, so keep an eye out!
If you are a budding journalist or creative writer, or even if you have something you need to get off your hugely scientific chest, SciSoc is a good place to start! Our super-duper lovely Aqua Regia editors are looking for draft submissions for the May edition of our monthly publication, the Aqua Regia! If you would like to make a contribution to the Aqua Regia, please email our editors at email@example.com with an outline of your idea as soon as possible, and completed drafts of articles to the same address by Monday, 29th April. Aqua Regia is also looking for submissions for its 'Overheards' section, so if you hear anything funny, suss or weird while you're out and about, send it to our editors at firstname.lastname@example.org!
After a hectic past two weeks, SciSoc's BBQ schedule is back to normal this Wednesday (24th April) as barbecues returns to a fortnightly schedule. Like all others, come down to Carslaw Lawns from 12-2pm and grab a sausage or bubble and squeak, salad, cheese, Valyrian Steel blade and drink and hang around for a chat with SciSoc regulars, and even new friends from our cruise last week! We'll also be selling our official 2013 T-shirts, so if you still haven't picked one up yet, come and get yours for $10 if you have an Access card and $15 if you don't! The BBQ will be free if you're wearing the current 2013 SciSoc t-shirt, $2 with an access card (and no SciSoc t-shirt) and $6 for non-Access, non-T-shirt.